Sunday, March 23, 2008

I am really slacking :)

Happy Easter! I hope you had a wonderful day with family or however you spent your Holiday. We didn't do anything other than veg. I don't feel well today, but I did manage to make a nice turkey meal. It's a cool rainy day, perfect for just relaxing. The girls and I stayed in our jammies all day. Skylar and Ashlyn were excited with their Easter Baskets and have been playing with their goodies today. Skye had a fun Spongebob inspired basket with a Spongebob whoopie cusion and lego set, and Ashlyn a Littlest Pet Shop basket with a VIP and a pet for her collection. (I am so lame I didn't even take a picture. Shame on me.) The 3 big kids got some energy drinks and candy.... very lazy, but easy. ha!
I miss my Grandma Nami dearly today. Easter was one of her favorite holidays (I think because of all the candy... heehee). Often she would host a family meal and Easter just ins't the same without her. She's been heavy on my mind lately, but I am not as saddened by her absence now and find comfort and joy in place of tears and sadness. Every time I am with the ladies in the water exercise class I think of how much my grandma would have enjoyed it. I truly believe she is there with me and it's comforting.

Speaking of grandmothers, my last living grandmother (my dad's mom) has been in the hospital since Friday. I just found out late last night. She's 89 and a very strong woman, full of life and spirit and generally pretty healthy. Apparently she has been blacking out and they have linked it to her heart, so she is going to have a Pacemaker implanted sometime tomorrow. The doctors are amazed at how strong her heart is for her age and I am faithful that everything will be well with her, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried. I have a peace about the surgery and if for some reason she doesn't make it through I know that she'll be fine with that. Recovery is what I am worried about for her. It's not going to be easy and she doesn't like to be down. I wish I could make it over to see her, but I just can't swing it right now. I did talk to her today and she sounded tired but perky. So if you read this can you please say a prayer for her? Her name is Margaret (Marge). Thanks so much.

The project is something I created for My Acrylic Albums. We were sent several fun goodies to play with this month, this plaque being one of them. I knew I wanted to try something different and push myself since I have been in a rut and I did. There is a lot of detail on this that took plenty of time and I puttered on this for about 3 days. It didn't turn out like I envisioned but I had fun making it. Ashlyn is thrilled with the end result and that's really all that matters, right? I have a mini album I need to work on and a few small doo-dads as well that I have ideas for. That's my goal this week.

The snow photo was taken on Friday! So much for Spring right? It was beautiful though, and by the time it ended we had about 4". I just love the snow and I feel blessed to have had one more opportunity to sit and watch it dance to the ground. It made my heart happy. Yesterday was gorgeous as well, the sun was out and it was in the low 40's and that also made me happy. :) The best of both in two days. We are due to get more snow this week, but I am sure it won't be like we had on Friday.

I could ramble on and on but I have kids who would like to spend some time on the computer tonight, so I'll be nice to them and get off of here.

Have a super week!


  1. Sounds like a relaxing Easter, Rae! We went to my parents then my husbands parents so it was buys but we had a great time. Glad the kids liked their baskets! I gave Ty and Kate a whoopie cushion too...they LOVE those things!
    Have a great week...hope you feel better.

  2. Your acrylic layout is entirely too adorable.

    BTW...except for getting dressed to go to church, we spent Easter the same way. I changed back into my pj's as soon as I got home :)

  3. Glad to hear you had a relaxing Easter and your acrylic project is way tooo CUTE !



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